January 13, 2018: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Matthew 3-4

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Commentary:  John the Baptist was the first prophet to appear in hundreds of years and, although blunt in his teachings, drew significant crowds to his teachings.  Jesus would later echo many of John’s teachings.  Jesus was without sin, but not without temptation.  Jesus did not immediately begin His ministry, waiting about one year.  Much of that time would have been spent in prayer, learning from His Father.

Focus Verses: 4:1-11  Read our study about this passage here.  What does it teach you about the importance of knowing God’s word?  How well do you know the scriptures?  Are you able to rebuff those who seek to twist God’s meaning?